Professor Sarah K. Wiant has an extensive history with the Washington and Lee
University School of Law. She first joined the community as an Assistant Law Librarian in
1972. At the same time, she became a member of the first class of women and completed her
degree in 1978. After finishing her J.D., she became the Director of the Law Library and
an Assistant Professor of Law. She moved to Associate Professor of Law in 1984, while
maintaining her role as Director of the Library. She has held her position of a full
Professor of Law since 1993. Professor Wiant stepped down from her position as Director
in 2010, and has continued to teach fulltime. 

Wiant's scholarship focuses on Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks,
Unfair Competition, and Admiralty Maritime Law. She has published extensive work in
Copyright Law, including two books: Libraries and Copyright: A Guide to Copyright Law in
the 1990’s, and Copyright Handbook. Her numerous book chapters can be found in the series
of Specialized Legal Research, as well as in Developments in Copyright Law, and the
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. She has written articles and columns for
publications such as Virginia Lawyer, AALL Spectrum, and the National Paralegal Reporter.

Articles

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Comment: 3D Printing, Washington and Lee Law Review (2014)
 

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A Tribute to Joseph Edward Ulrich (with Brian C. Murchison, Ross W. Krumm, James Jennings, Robert Connolly '80L, Rebecca Buehler Connelly '88L, Samuel W. Calhoun, Lyman Johnson, Ann MacLean Massie, Uncas McThenia, and Joan M. Shaughnessy), Washington and Lee Law Review (2010)

This tribute honors Joseph Edward Ulrich, who in thirty-one years on the W&L Law faculty...

 

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UCITA Enacted in Virginia, AALL Spectrum (2000)
 

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Refining the Government Relations Program: The Final Report of the Task Force on AALL's Government Relations Activities, Law Library Journal (1995)

During the summer of 1993, Kay Todd, President Elect of the American Association of Law...

 

Books

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Legal Research in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (with Leah F. Chanin and Pamela J. Gregory) (2000)
 

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Copyright Handbook (with James S. Heller) (1984)
 

Book Chapters

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Admiralty and Maritime Law, Specialized Legal Research (2013)
 

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Developments in Copyright Law, The Bowker Annual (2005)
 

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UCITA, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2003)
 

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Special Report on Copyright, The Bowker Annual (1998)
 

Presentations

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Copyrights... and Wrongs, College Communciators Association of Virginia and the District of Columbia (2013)
 
Copyright Issues in Education, Speaker at Virginia Military Institute (2006)
 
Copyright Issues in Teaching, Speaker at Virginia Branch of the American Society of Microbiology, Microbiology Education Roundtable (2006)
 
Libraries of the 21st Century, Speaker at Dickinson Law School (2006)
 
Pirates, Thieves, or Innocents?, Speaker at Textile Users Information Council (2005)